Peter Hammill - Wilhelmina (chords)


Chord transcription by Francois Couture, fcouture@abacom.com
In addition to chords, the piano follows the lead melody, but I will let you figure out those notes for yourselves.
C                   Dm
Willie, what can I say to you

        G                       F
to hold true in your changing life?

C                   Dm
You've come into a cruel world;

        G                                       F
little girls can lose their way in the growing night...

                    C       F   C       F
I hope you'll be alright.


C                       Dm        
Willie, try to stay a child sometime,

        G                         F
for as long as you feel you can learn.

C                   Dm
Babies all turn to people

    Gm                    F     Am  Cm7 D
and people can really be strange;

     G            Gmaj7           E     F
they change and, changing, bring pain.


Bm        
Try to treat your parents well because they care,

                        Em
and what more can you do?

C#m
When you find your lovers, be good to them

                            C
as you hope they'll be to you -

    G       Am  Am7
be honest,

    F       Dm
be true.


C                   Dm
Willie, you are the future;

        G                               F
all our lives, in the end are in your hands.

C                                   Dm
Life's hard now; you know it gets harder

    G                       F
and hope is but a single strand:

                                        C
we pass it on and hope you'll understand....

 

(instr. section)

C   F   Dm  G
Em  C   Fsus2   Csus2
C   F   C   F        

Bm
We know that we do it wrong,

                                        Em
we're not so strong and not so sure at all;

C#m
groping in our blindness,

C#m                                    
we may seem big now but, really, we're so

C           G           Am          G
small and alone and searching for a home

        F       Dm
in the night.


C                           Dm
Meanwhile you're still a baby;

            G
you'll be a lady soon enough

                            F
and then you will feel the burn.

                    C                   Dm
So hold my words: people all turn to children,

            Gm                              F   Am     Cm7  D
spiteful children, and they're really so cruel,

        G
cruel fools!

     Gmaj7        E   F        
Just follow your own rules...

C                     C
don't think that I'm silly, Willie,

C           C                 C
if I say I hope that there is hope for you.



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